Review on Little Women

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Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

Novel: Little Women

Published in: 1868 (Volume 1) and 1869 (Volume 2)

Genre: Novel, Bildungsroman, classic

Author: Louisa May Alcott


Little Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth are worried of not having their dear Papa, Mr. March by their side as he is out in battlefield. When they start mourning on their poverty their Mummy commence explaining them how grateful they should be of their life to which the children agree. Next day when the girls were eager on having their Christmas breakfast, Mrs. March enlightens the young girls about a poor family who lives by the street and willingly, the four girls sacrifices their breakfast to the poor family with a grateful mind. In return they were blessed with a feast by Mr. Lawrence the old gentleman who was their neighbor. Not being acquainted with the man, the girls gets curious about him and his grandson Laurie. On New Year’s Eve Meg and Jo set out for a party where Jo find the Laurie boy and they get on well. Their acquaintance deepen on the coming chapters and slowly approaching the age of youth the four sisters’ perspective on life changes. Read Little Women to find how their lives changes and how Jo who prefers to be the boy in the family settles in her life.



Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is said to be the real life story of the author and the character of Jo is said to be the author, herself. The story is of the four sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth. It would display how their life folds on differently from what they expected and desired yet how grateful and happy they would be. The four characters have equal importance in the story which would help us to see life in a different perspective. The unity among Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth is one of the charm of the story. The story would remind you the Bennet sisters of Pride and Prejudice and the novel Jane Eyre. The book is combined with two volumes, beginning from their childhood to adulthood.


The story sets a good example to all the readers out there. The story teaches to sacrifice, assist, care and to be genuine. It would enlighten us that poverty is a thing to be grateful of and a life with plenty of money but without peace would be hollow. From the four sisters, Laurie, John, Mr. Bhear, Mr. Lawrence to Mr and Mrs. March all the characters would be liked by the readers and this classic novel would be a story which would make the readers to think positive whenever a trouble emerges in life.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

About the author:

Louisa May Alcott is an American writer and has written children’s books. The author was a teacher before turning to a writer. She worked as a nurse in the American Civil War too. The Novel little women is said to be the story of the author and is a well known book among the readers. The book got its fame once its published. The book was published in two volumes. First volume was published in 1868 and the second in 1869. The story is adapted into a tv series as well.

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